Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv

Semester programme

Do you want to work with people in nature? In this course we will use Western Norways’ unique nature as the classroom; you will kayak the fjords, experience the glacier landscape and go camping in the mountains. In both outdoor and indoor environments, you will learn how to lead a group of people in outdoor activities, and learn about the philosophy behind Nordic friluftsliv.

Teaching semester: Autumn

You will learn

  • basic knowledge about different friluftsliv activities
  • to plan, organize and implement trips with safe outdoor activities for various groups
  • about the relationship between man, nature, culture and society and become familiar with academic research and development work in outdoor studies

We will have various excursions, including kayaking, glacier tours and multiday hiking trips. You will be expected to take responsibility for planning and overseeing outdoor excursions.

Study methods

The course includes lectures, excursions, seminars, group work and individual work.

On trips and excursions, operational and methodological considerations will play a central role, together with the mastery of skills in outdoor activities.

This course requires some specific clothes and equipment.

The language of instruction is English.